Zaha Hadid Architects have been selected (as consultants) have been appointed to design the Precinct of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Al Wakrah is located approximately 12 miles south of Doha and will serve as a host city for a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium and precinct. It is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Qatar, with a rich cultural heritage evidenced by its traditional Islamic architecture, historical buildings, distinctive mosques and archaeological sites.

The stadium will have a tournament capacity of 45,000-seat nestled within a rich cultural fabric of traditional Islamic architecture, the cultural heritage of the host city and the adjacent historical Qatari settlement of Al Wukair. Another important element of the design project will be the integration of cooling-technology systems with climate-control requirements for renewable energy production.

“We are delighted to be involved with the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ program and to support the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio.  “This is an exciting time for Qatar, and our global team of forward-thinking sports experts is well equipped to meet the challenges that a project of this caliber demands.”

Reference: AECOMDesignboom